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COR Installation Guide

This document is intended to help install the COR Web Parts Sample Website and Personalization Database.
  • Assumptions
  • What is included?
  • What are the system requirements?
  • What do you do?
This document answers these questions. This document focuses on the bare minimum that you knew to know and walks you through the set up steps.


The installation instructions make some assumptions about configuration.
  • The instructions address the installation on a single PC with Visual Studio and SQL Server 2005.
    • The database and website may be installed on different PC's.

COR Web Parts – what’s included?

What is included in the COR Web Parts download?
  • COR Sample Website with COR binaries

COR Web Parts System requirements

In order to complete the COR Web Parts walkthrough, you will need:
  • IIS or Visual Studio to host the Web Server
  • A database server to host the database

COR Web Parts – Installation Procedure

COR Web Parts are ready to be installed.
  1. Create the Personalization Database
  2. Install the Sample website.
  3. Configure web.config

Create the Personalization Database

  1. Create Forms Authentication Database - this procedure takes about 20 minutes and is simple if you have an installed SQL Server and use Visual Studio.

Install the Sample website

  1. Open zip file:
  2. Copy the contents of the Sample Website to a folder on the PC that hosts the project. (The preference is to locate the Sample Website folder in the “C:\Inetpub\wwwroot”, but you can place it in any location that you want.
  3. Add a virtual directory to IIS, pointing to the folder where you copied the Sample Website contents.
  4. OR Open Visual Studio 2005 and select “File/Open/Web Site”. Navigate to the Sample Website. This allows you to review and modify the contents of the Web Pages.
    • suggestion: make the alias COR

Configure web.config

  1. Open COR Sample website in Visual Studio
  2. Open the web.config file (in COR Sample Website)
  3. Copy connection string from Create Personalization Database procedure
  4. Paste into Connection string property in web.config file.
  5. Close web.config file
  6. Right click on Default.aspx in solution and select 'View in Browser'

Last edited Jul 4, 2008 at 9:45 PM by CharlesW, version 3


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